A portion of the Danbury War Memorial will be leased to the Connecticut Institute for Communities in order to accommodate three new HeadStart classrooms. Councilman Jack Knapp says this would provide some needed rental money to the War Memorial to bolster their bottom line.
About 60 pre-school aged kids would fill the three classrooms. There would also be an approximate 4,500 square foot playground area outside for early childhood program. It's near baseball fields at Rogers Park. Danbury owns the land where the playground would go and the lease was approved by the City Council earlier this month.
The lease would be for about 90-percent of fair market value, which is approximately $1,800 per month, per classroom.